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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hardworking, industrious, tireless, untiringadjective

    characterized by hard work and perseverance

  2. energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-comingadjective

    working hard to promote an enterprise

Wiktionary

  1. industriousadjective

    Hard-working and persistent; worksome.

    I was very industrious in my effort to learn unicycle riding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Industriousadjective

    given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor

    Etymology: [L. industrius, industriosus: cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.]

  2. Industriousadjective

    steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker

    Etymology: [L. industrius, industriosus: cf. F. industrieux. See Industry.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of industrious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of industrious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of industrious in a Sentence

  1. Connor Campbell:

    Silver has knock-on effects compared to GameStop because it has links to miners, and then the miners themselves have an impact on how the FTSE 100 performs, if you start pushing silver higher, that is going to have effects on other industrious and other markets and that is clearly what happened.

  2. Guy Finley:

    Spend everyday casual, but industrious Every moment alert, but relaxed.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

  4. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A learned duffer at the higher position of the nation or an organization is as dangerous for the population as an illiterate/pseudo graduate bluffer at the same peak post because under the rule of any of them, only sincere & industrious people have to suffer a lot whereas bootlickers, pretenders and betrayers enjoy the most.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. staff
    • B. investigating
    • C. temptation
    • D. guts

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